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Relationship break ups

Is the spark diminishing from Online Dating?

Do you ever feel like the spark is diminishing from online dating? Those countless hours spent in front of your computer screen, trawling through dating profiles can never compete with the excitement of those rare moments where you have just locked glances with a beautiful stranger.

So strong is the feeling in New York that daters across the pond have put the interaction and excitement back into meeting strangers with a new U.S. dating phenomenon called Cheek’d.

Cheek’d works by nestling a little black business-like card on an attractive someone. On the card there’s a short note reading something like Find me, along with a singles website and a code. Other such phrases include ‘I’m hitting on you’ and ‘I am totally cooler than your date.’ Those lucky enough to acquire one of these mysterious little black cards can use the code to contact their admirer for free.

Lori Cheek, told When The Music Stops: (more…)

When you are ready to date after divorce?

Is it too soon to date?

How soon is too soon to date after divorce

This month began with a very public feud between a recently separated A-list husband and A-list wife. The glamorous couple were married for seven years before splitting up in January earlier this year.

After photographs appeared showing the Wife named Heidi and her bodyguard looking close, the husband named Seal publicly expressed his annoyance. He commented: “I would of thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were.”

Following Heidi’s angry response which described her husband’s comment as “untruths”, Seal’s representative stated: “Seal would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating on him while they were together.

“But rather he was pointing out that they are separated and the divorce is not final so they are legally still married.”

As there seems to be a constant stream of celebrity break-ups followed by the media, it seems that we should try and make use of them in some way and learn from others’ mistakes.

Undoubtedly, this star-studded dispute goes to remind separated couples who are going through very similar situations, of an unanswered question on their lips: just how soon is ‘too soon’ to date after a divorce or during a separation?

We feel this is an important question to not only ask your ‘separatee’ husband/wife, but to also ask yourself.

After pondering this question, we decided it was time for some expert advice. So we asked Dating coach David Wygant – when should someone begin dating after separating from a partner?

David answered, “Do not even think of dating after you’re divorced until you are 100% sure that you are fully healed and feeling great again.

“One bad date can throw you back into the arms of the dreaded ex and that can cause you even more pain in the long run.

“Heal and take your time and when you’re ready to date again, then have fun and realise that being single means you have a chance to do it right this time.”

We concur!

(At least you don’t have to worry about your post-separation dating escapades going public!)


A fresh new relationship through When the Music Stops

Getting proactive to find love

Getting proactive after divorce – Jeff’s story

When Jeff Ragsdale’s relationship ended and the hurtful aftermath of a bad break up began, he made the drastic decision to step out of the ‘newly single’ comfort zone and make his own luck.

Inspired by flyers pinned along the streets of New York, Jeff decided to distribute his own flyers, however these were not advertising for dog walkers or roommates. Jeff’s read:

If anyone wants to talk about anything, call me.
(347) 469-3173.
Jeff, One Lonely Guy.

Rather unexpectedly, he had an overwhelming response: “I became like a confession booth, relationship councillor, sex therapist…

“I would answer calls and texts all hours of the night and day and I noticed, you know, it’s identifiable; everyone’s been lonely”.

Here at When The Music Stops, we believe that Jeff’s experience sends out a clear message to all singles; whether single and ready to mingle or you’re just searching for a new friendship, being proactive is key. Maintaining this kind of positive attitude will get you much further towards a fresh new relationship, rather than developing a love affair with your sofa and two very tasty friends named ‘Ben’ and ‘Jerry’.

So if you have had a recent break up or it was two years ago since you found your love of ice cream, then it’s time you realised that there are plenty of other singles out there too.

To get the ball rolling why not try a When the Music Stops event? We are dedicated to helping singles find their significant other and we make it fun too with plenty of events to choose from including speed dating, tribute nights, party nights and dinner parties. If you’re looking for a more bespoke service, then our Matchmakers personal introductions product is for you. We’ll give you your personal Matchmaker who will make it their mission to find your soul mate.

So put down the spoon, step away from the couch and give us a call!

For further information on When the Music Stops or Matchmakers check out our websites at or

UK Dates for rainy days

Dating Safely with When the Music Stops

Alternative dates – for when the weather is against you – Dates for Rainy Days

So you’ve been to a When The Music Stops singles dating event and secured a date. Checking through the weather forecast for the upcoming week, you realise that your plan for that romantic summer date is now lost to the dreadful rainy ‘summer’ weather.

There is probably a scrapyard somewhere for romantic walks in the park, picnics, evening in the beer garden and trips to the beach which will have all been washed away by our constant downpours of rain!

So we thought it was about time we provided some ideas for a rainy date.

Salsa dancing

Find your local salsa dancing class. As well as being a great ice breaker, salsa dancing is loads of fun and is even a good spot of exercise. On future dates salsa can be practiced at your home and you never know, you could have just found your new hobby.

Wine tasting

Wine can settle those first date nerves so why not book two places at a wine tasting evening and become wine connoisseurs together!

Ice Skating

Be adventurous and go ice-skating. This can be a good laugh and you won’t be worrying about when it is the right moment to do this as your date will soon be grabbing your hand; what a great excuse!

Rent a movie

Instead of trudging through the torrential downpour to the cinema, try renting a movie together instead and make those nights in on the sofa more entertaining with some of your own microwavable popcorn and snacks.

Indoor picnic

Don’t let the weather ruin your plans for a romantic picnic. Bring the park to your home and have an indoor picnic instead! At least here you will be allowed candles!

With these interesting (and most importantly romantic) date ideas, your When The Music Stops singles dating success will not be washed away.

36 Questions to Fall in Love?

Can 36 questions make a couple fall in love?

Can 36 questions asked in 45 minutes make a couple fall in love?

Most of our early interactions when meeting new people involve asking and being asked questions to get to know an individual better. This is even more apparent in speed dating, and knowing the right questions to ask – and when – could be the way to forming successful new relationships. Everyone has their own theories on the best way to approach this, and a psychologist claims to have found the perfect set, which has been investigated by the Times’ Magazine supplement.


Matchmakers Dating New Website

Matchmakers Dating

Exciting news – the launch of Matchmakers Dating

Exciting news at the When The Music Stops office. We are relaunching our Matchmakers Dating product and have a shiny new website that has just gone live. Check it out on

We are already receiving enquiries from the new website from people who prefer a more bespoke dating service tailored to their requirements. We offer the discerning dater a personal matchmaking service that doesn’t rely on random matching by computer.

Our ethos is all about discretion and personal service. We take time to get to know you and the type of person you are looking for and confidentiality is key. Your personal details will never be posted on a public site for all to see.

We’ve upgraded our Matchmakers Dating product to offer the best service available in personal introductions. For more information visit our website or call us on 0333 600 0330.


Matchmakers Dating is an elite personal introductions service that offer you matches with high calibre singles using a much more traditional form of matchmaking than those offered via online dating sites, all our singles have been vetted, guaranteeing that you will only ever be matched with genuine singles that match your criteria and preferences.

Photoshop and Disappointment – Online Dating

Dating horror stories

Online Dating – a try before you buy scheme but without the guarantee?

It is said that humans judge a person within the first three seconds of meeting them. The same statistic probably applies online too. Especially when viewing someones dating profile.


Valentines Day: Whats the big deal?

Dating safely

St Valentines Day – how important is it to you?

With only a month to go until the big day, it seems for singletons everywhere there is only one thing on every love seeking persons mind: Valentines day.  (more…)

The Love Cycle

The Love Cycle

The Love Cycle – are you on it?

Something has come to my attention. Something which I think a great deal of us singletons may be aware of out there, but we have yet to realise it. Its something which I have come to refer to as “the love cycle”.


A blog a day… Our Dating Blog

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Welcome to the When the Music Stops Dating Blog

First of all can we please welcome you to the When the Music Stops Dating Blog.

Whether you’re new to dating and When the Music Stops or an old hand that has been around a fair while and attended lots of events already, you’re very welcome and we hope you will find it informative and entertaining. We’ll be adding articles on all sorts of dating subjects and issues, some of it will be hard hitting and controversial, but usually we will have a view and we hope that you will too.


Lots of different people for you to meet!

Find Love With Singles Events in Nottingham

Find Love With Singles Events in Nottingham

 There is no doubt that it’s getting harder and harder to find a great person to settle down with.

Some people seem to do it easily while it’s a lot harder for others. For many people it’s very hard to find enough time to meet quality people. All of us at some point want to be able to find a great partner to settle down with but we all know it’s not that easy all the time.

Especially if you are someone who works in a busy career where there is a lot expected of you. Good news is that there are ways that you can meet a lot of new people in as short a timespan as possible and it’s via singles events Nottingham.

Finding the time to meet new people is only half the battle because you could end up making time for this area of your life but still not meet a quality person to share your life with. So what you need to do is maximise your dating efforts so to speak. You need to be able to meet new people in a way whereby you can maximise your chances of meeting the right person.

Here are some of the prerequisites you need to be able to fit:

  1. They need to also be single and looking for the same things as you
  2. They need to have similar interests to you
  3. They need to be the kind of person you’d settle down with


At a singles event Nottingham there is a high chance you will end up meeting someone who fits these three prerequisites. You will meet many single people at the various events and this means by default you’ll end up with a high chance of meeting the right kind of people for a relationship.

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